May 22, 2014 by lovenellie
Well hello there, firstly apologies for lack of blogging this week, its been a manic one, trying to organise all the ‘Learn to paint furniture workshops’ and working on two house transformation projects. If anyone has the number of the man who cloned ‘Dolly the sheep’ can they pass it on. If I clone myself then I may be able to make a dent in my ‘to list’ !!!
Anyway enough of my excuses I clearly made time, all in the name of blogging research to spend a few blissful hours yesterday at the Chelsea Flower show and as always it did not disappoint.I have some home buzzing with ideas and inspiration.
The superstars of the gardening world were all out in force and the odd supermodel too.(Who knew Elle Macpherson was into gardening?) It’s always such a lovely event, and the rain held off fortunately, so there was no need for me to get my fold away plastic poncho out.
Strangely most of the show gardens had gone for the same colour palate and the same type of plants so it was a very uniform look across the board. Yellowey and blues were the most popular or Colbat and Lime as I heard Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen say !! Irises featured in nearly everyone’s displays and for the second year Cowslip was everywhere.
BEST Show Garden and an RHS Gold medal was awarded to the Laurent-Perrier garden, designed by Luciano Giubbilei it was an amazing array of creamy-yellow mixes of euphorbias, lupins and foxgloves with flashes of blue from iris and phlox. All planted around a large water feature. I’m not usually a yellow fan but this garden really worked and the Lupinus Chadelier with their height looked amazing against the Iris Perimmon in their lovely blue colour.
This garden was sponsored by http://www.crocus.co.uk and to make life easy you can click on this link and buy all the flowers featured in the garden at Chelsea flower show. So it’s now really really simple to essentially have an award-winning garden, the expert gardeners have designed it all for you all you need to add is water and sunshine!!!!!!!
My favourite garden was the ‘ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Garden’ to mark the centenary of World War One. The garden is called ‘No mans land’ designed by Charlotte Rowe, it was inspired by the Somme and the brave men who lots their lives there. Charlotte has recently visited the western front and was moved by the way the landscape there still bears the scars of the battle and how nature 100 years on has managed to fit in around them. Trenches have become havens for wildflowers and mine craters now are ponds and magnets for wildlife. There was something very moving about it and very peaceful and I just loved the amount of thought that seemed to have gone in to the story of the design.
Over the weekend I will pass on some of the amazing things on sale at the show for your garden too, I love the idea of your garden being an extra room of the house and there were lots of amazing things that can help us do this. Just wanted to show how easy it can be to steal the ideas and planting schemes of the experts and transport them to your own garden thanks to http://www.crocus.co.uk
Happy Weekend all….. get out in to your garden and go mad!!